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Old 01-06-2006, 05:53 AM   #1
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Group Policy has been set on a laptop, that is not in a network. How can you turn this off so the single computer can control it's firewall again? I tried looking in the MMC but have been unable to locate group policy. I think that my dad let someone at his wifi company do a remote desktop on his computer, and they left the group policy turned on. Also, when you open IE it goes only to one web page theirs. I tried deleting the cookies, temp internet files, etc. All the computer repair company wants to do is dump the hard drive, leaving a 73 yr old to install all the software and hardware again.

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Old 01-06-2006, 08:24 AM   #2
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In order to access the Group Policy Editor, use "gpedit.msc" (without the quotes of course) from the "Run" window.

I'm not certain where in a Policy you will find what you are seeking, it's been a while since I've tinkered around in here. Just be careful as the system could get really locked down depending on what is changed.
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